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The Empire State Building

It was to be a structure like no other: the largest and tallest skyscraper in the world. Initial plans for the Empire State Building called for an Art Deco masterwork to rise 1,000 feet, with 80 stories of rent… (See Below for Full Description)
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It was to be a structure like no other: the largest and tallest skyscraper in the world. Initial plans for the Empire State Building called for an Art Deco masterwork to rise 1,000 feet, with 80 stories of rental space. The high-rise was to completely fill the 84,000-square-foot site of the former Waldorf-Astoria, then New York's most opulent hotel. Hopes were high that the Empire State Building would accelerate Midtown Manhattan's stride toward commercial prominence, pulling more business uptown. Built in the early years of the Great Depression, during which one out of four New Yorkers was out of work, the Empire State Building's construction was thought by many to be a foolish undertaking. Yet, it was completed under budget and ahead of schedule, and the commercial colossus has stood through good times and bad as a symbol of daring, beauty, and American invention.

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ISBN-13 978-1-60413-045-4
ISBN-10 1604130458
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1937-3
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Building America: Then and Now
Author Ronald A. Reis
Publication Date 1/1/2009
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Primary source documents. Chronology and timeline. Glossary. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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